Cebu Port Information

1. Cebu International Pier

  4 berths with LOA 440m, Draft 8.5m
    berth 1 : for bulk/breakbulk/gen cargo vessel
    berth 2 : for container vessel
    berth 3 & 4 : for domestic passenger vessel

  Vessel pass through Cebu Channel, North and South of Mactan w/ draft 8.5m
  Stevedore company : Oriental Port & Allied Services, Corp.
   Pier equiped with 40T gantry crane, forklifts
    disch Rice in bag 200mt/day/gang
    crannage (crane-barge) : P45,000/day ('01)
    tuggage : JOMS - P8,500/hr ... Malayan - P9,935.51/hr
              500hp - 3,500/hr
stevedorage ('00-02) : steel product & gen.cargo P58.79/RT,
       bulk P55.69/mt, Heavy-lift 5-10T P125.92/mt, 10-15T P174.74/mt
        over 20T P218.21/mt
       stand-by P857.83/hr/gang,
       Forklift 5T - P259.68/hr, P305.34/hr (overtime)
               10T - P420.68/hr, P477.10/hr (overtime)

    MV VENUZS (7/19/01) : dischd 5,010mt Billet for 1.17 days
    MV YICK FAT (12/01/01) : dischd 9,369mt Wire Rod for 2.90 days
    MV MARITIME MASTER (3/02/02) : dischd 8,376mt Wire Rod & Billet for 3.44 days
    MV IMABARI GLORY (3/20/02) : dischd 4,551mt Wire Rod for 1.74 days
    MV KOUROS V (5/13/02) : dischd 4,714mt Billet for 1.51 days

2. Atlas Consolidated Mining & Dev't Corp. Pier (Toledo City, Cebu) : LOA 60m / draft 10.5m
   two moorings 30m away from pier
   owner : Atlas Fertilizer Corp.
   disch Fertilizer/Phosphate Rock  in bulk 500mt/day/gang by clambshell to hopper-conveyor

3. Toledo Power Corp. (Sangi, Cebu) : LOA 160m (90m mooring dolphin) / Draft 15m
    disch rate 3,000mt/day by unloader, direct to truck
    disch coal 7,000mt/day by clambshell to hopper/conveyor   

4. Danao (Sta.Fe) pier : 33km from Cebu City
     disch Cement Clinker 2,000-2,500mt/day to LCT (anchorage)
     grab capacity 2mt and 3mt
     receiver : Lloyds Richfield

5. San Fernando pier : LOA 80m / draft 5m
   abt 40km from Cebu City
   Cement Clinker : disch 200mt/day/gang (anchorage),
       300mt/day/gang (berth)
   Major receiver : APO Cement, Grand Cement

6. General Milling pier : suction unloader w/4,000mt/day

7. Apo Cement Pier (Cebu City) : LOA 70m / Draft 7m
    disch coal from barge - lampway - payloader 1,500mt/day

8. Lodo Wharf : jetty type pier
    LOA 200m / draft 8.2m
    loading copra pellet thru conveyor : 100-150mt/hr
    shipper : Lodo and Law Corp.

** Cebu Ports Authority posts positive income last year
CEBU -- Despite the debilitating series of port strikes last year, the Cebu Ports Authority claims it still posted positive income last year. Port authority chief of staff Romeo Alviso said operations, in fact, expanded, allowing the agency to rake in P310 million in revenues for last year. This is a growth of about 1.9 percent from the 1998 total of P304 million, not bad considering that the authority only averages an annual growth rate of about three percent. Alviso said domestic and foreign cargo traffic surprisingly increased last year despite the disruptions and seeming instability created by the port labor unrest. There were at least three major strikes last year, with one lasting for over a month. Alviso said more than 10 million metric tons of domestic cargoes landed in Cebu last year, surpassing the 1998 total by a million metric tons. In terms of container van arrivals, the authority also recorded 79,000 boxes from foreign sources, an increase of 17,000 boxes, while domestic sources shot up to 327,000 containers from only 275,000 in 1998. As a result of this expansion, the authority is presently contemplating the possible transfer of the Cebu International Port, said Alviso. He said the present port does not have enough space to accommodate the projected rise in foreign cargo arrivals in the years ahead. At present, foreign cargo operations represent 45 to 50 percent of port activities, although it accounts for 60 percent of the authority's annual revenues. Alviso, however, declined to reveal the next site of the international port, fearing that any premature announcement may cause the real estate value of the area to shoot up. He said some foreign cargoes are presently being unloaded at Iloilo or Cagayan de Oro ports due to the now constricted operations in Cebu.

** SPECIAL REPORT by Francis S. Savellon - First of Two Parts, 5/5/00
The contract of Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp. (Opascor) the exclusive cargo handling services provider at the Cebu International Port (CIP) expires on December 31, 2000. Sen.Osmena made it clear he would be pressing the concerned government agencies, particularly the Cebu Port Authority, not to renew the contract of Opascor which he tagged as "the milking cow of the family of union patriarch Democrito Mendoza."The doomsday declaration may have sent shudders to the workers of Opascor, but for knowledgeable port stakeholders, it simply painted a grimmer picture of a port still stagerring from the effects of the 1999 " port war " between the Associated Labor Unions and a coalition of shipowners. And the apparent sacrificial lamb the ...487 worker ... enterpreneurs of Opascor. The Council of Waterfront Leaders resented what it described as " the meddling of Osmena into union affairs, as far as the ALU-NUPP is concerned, and into corporate matters, in the case of Opascor. The resentment even turned into sarcasm when the workers' leaders met the press, in a news conference, stripped to the waist as an expression of protest to Osmena's " stripping them of their rights." "Turning his ire on Mendoza and Opascor and using his influence on the Estrada administration to topple down Opascor could only be an an indication of two things - Osmena is persecuting labor and wants the President's sanction for it or he is moving against the unions and the workers' enterprise at the behest of the coalition of shipowners and arrastre operators, council of waterfront leaders president Jessielou Cadungog said. These may have been spurred by personal vendetta against the Mendozas which is aggravated by the sad reality that Osmena had been grossly misinformed about Opascor, he said. Cadungog said that either way, Osmena is becoming a persecutor of labor and is apparently undermining the pro-poor stance of the Estrada administration, Cadungog added.

Fighting poverty at the port : The significant fight against poverty and opression of portworkers took a step forward on April 17, 1954 when ALU was born in the Cebu port. At that time, the port was reeking with the stench of the infamous "cabo system," the cabo figure meant both labor leader and employer. Fighting the ills of the cabo system had been and remains a major task of the union for the system breeds exploitation and harassment of the portworker. The cabo system, also known as the "kabit system" in the cargo handling industry also promotes corruption and underdeclaration of cargo volume to the prejudice of government. In the desire to alleviate the plight of the portworker, a group, coming from the ranks of pierhands, established a workers' enterprise in 1990. A presidential directive of divesting the government of companies it owned started the process. The Cebu operating unit of the National Stevedoring and Lighterage Corp., then under the supervision of the National Development Corp. was bidded out on November 28, 1986. After an evaluation of a failed bidding, the Commission on Audit considered the offer of NLSC employees and workers. It was at this point that the employees of the NLSC Cebu operating unit decided to buy out the company at a COA set price acceptable to both parties and manage the operations themselves. - To be concluded ...